Leroy “Sonny” Watterson, 86, of Butler passed away peacefully on Friday, November 13, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Butler on January 18, 1934 to the late Roy and Florence Watterson. Sonny worked at Pullman Standard for over 28 years until their closing. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially archery, hunting, and fishing. He was a state champion for competitive archery shooting and it was by far his most passionate hobby. Sonny was known to be a loving family man and will be forever missed. He was the beloved husband of Delores (Stanley) Watterson for over 66 years; father of Kathryn (Tom) Kennedy, Debbie Watterson, and Barbara (Nick) Valerio; brother of Wanda Bobbert, Betty (Ray) Saul, Harriet (Arthur) Iman, Harold (Rita) Watterson, and Donald (Rosalind) Watterson; grandfather of Heather, Brad, Nathan, Tara, Sarah, and Sierra. He is also survived by six great grandchildren and a large and loving family. He was preceded in death by his daughter Christian Rivers, his grandson Dustin, and siblings Gloria Churha, Vernelia Taylor, and Howard Watterson. Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 17th from 2-4 PM in the Butler First Church of the Nazarene, 4410 Oakdale Rd. Meridian, PA 16001. His funeral will immediately follow in the church. Burial will be held privately. Sonny’s family would like to offer a very warm thank you to AHN Cancer Center and Butler VNA Hospice
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